OK, let’s get this out of the way first: I am fully a proponent of travel being about culture and experience and cuisine and life and learning how other people live. But I’m also a proponent of seeking and sharing the beauty of a place. On Instagram in particular.
I’m usually beachbeachbeach when it comes to vacationing and travel, but for some reason I wanted something entirely different. So I went to the desert.
Bermuda has long been known for its beaches (especially the pink sand ones—but more on that later) and for playing host to old people, but the little isle has big things going on and there’s really nothing geriatric about it.
With a city known for food, music and festivities, it isn’t hard to count the ways you love New Orleans.
There’s beauty and color and joy to be found in many places around the world, but for me, I find the most of it in Tobago. From the un-overrun beaches with perfectly teal waters to the warm, family-like hospitality to the best-ever homemade coconut ice cream, there’s a lot to love about this place.
I was back in California recently for an actual visit instead of a wedding-based blur and I actually got a chance to enjoy old habits, namely In n’ Out (more on that later), sunsets and funny little palm trees. They look a little like they got shaved at the bottom but it wouldn’t be Los Angeles without them.
This is a magical tree. It grows in the middle of the Bahraini desert near Jebel Dukhan all by its lonesome with no known water source. Naturally, tourists flock to see this Tree of Life, some tagging the 400-year-old wonder with love notes (but now there’s a guard of sorts patrolling to prevent further damage).
Today is National Roller Coaster Day. In honor of this weirdly random “holiday,” this week’s postcard is from the dreaded Coney Island Cyclone, the wooden coaster that may just have convinced me to never ride another roller coaster in my life. Maybe.
Every Friday from now on, I’ll be posting a photo from my travels, a postcard of sorts. This week’s postcard is from Laguna Quilotoa, Ecuador a stunning crater lake so high in altitude that when you breathe, it feels like you’re inhaling through a tiny cocktail straw–